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baby daughter
Posted by: Kathy M (---.mlrbrg01.pa.comcast.net)
Date: October 27, 2003 07:55PM

Does anyone know a "nice" poem about a baby daughter? Want it for a friends baby shower.
Seems most are sad/depressing.
Thanks in advance,
KM


Re: baby daughter
Posted by: -Les- (---.trlck.ca.charter.com)
Date: October 27, 2003 08:41PM

There are some here:

[www.onlinepoetryclassroom.org] />

Try google for more.



Les


Re: baby daughter
Posted by: Marian-NYC (---.nyc1.dsl.speakeasy.net)
Date: October 28, 2003 01:24PM

Song lyrics I can't improve on:

"Jenny Rebecca"
Written by J.Hull, 1965
Sung by Barbara Streisand


Jenny Rebecca, four days old
How do you like the world so far?
Jenny Rebecca, four days old
What a lucky, lucky, lucky
Lucky girl you are

For you have swings to be swung on
Trees to be climbed up
Days to be young on
Toys you can wind up
Grass to be lying on
Sun up above
Pillows for crying on
When you're in love

Ponies for riding
Wind in your hair
Slides to be sliding on
Leaves in the air
Dogs to be caring for
Love to be giving
Dreams to be daring for
Long as you're living
Yes, you have
Dreams to be daring for
Long as you're living

Jenny Rebecca, four days old
What a lucky, lucky, lucky
Lucky girl you are...


Re: baby daughter
Posted by: RJAllen (193.114.111.---)
Date: October 28, 2003 02:51PM

Philip Larkin: Born Yesterday


Re: baby daughter
Posted by: marian2 (---.in-addr.btopenworld.com)
Date: October 29, 2003 05:32AM

Imperious, wool-booted sage by Kipling:

Can't find the full text, though I know I got it off the internet. It starts:

Imperious wool-booted sage, Tho' your years as men reckon are three, You are wiser than ten times your age And your faithfulest servants are we.


Re: baby daughter
Posted by: joseph torelli (---.dyn.optonline.net)
Date: October 29, 2003 09:56AM

The Stevie Wonder tune, "Isn't She Lovely," comes to mind immediately.


Re: baby daughter
Posted by: Kathy M (164.156.167.---)
Date: October 29, 2003 01:57PM

Thank you all!


Re: baby daughter
Posted by: Marian-NYC (---.nyc1.dsl.speakeasy.net)
Date: October 29, 2003 01:59PM



Stevie Wonder's "Isn't She Lovely" ("made of love") was, in fact, written about his baby daughter.

And since Joseph mentioned that, it reminded me that Sting's "All Four Seasons" is also about an girl baby:

"All Four Seasons"

With her smile as sweet as a warm wind in summer
She's got me flying like a bird in a bright June sky
And then just when she thinks that I've got her number
Brings me down to the ground with her wintry eye
That's my baby
She can be all four seasons in one day

And when the nighttime comes with no interference
To our warm summer love with all its charms
Just like a thoroughbred horse she can turn on a sixpence
And I find that I'm back in Mistress Winter's arms

That's my baby
She can be all four seasons in one day

How will I know?
How can I tell?
Which side of the bed she takes when the day begins
She can be kind
She can be cruel
She's got me guessing like a game show fool

She can change her mind like she changes her sweaters
From one minute to the next it's hard to tell
She blows hot and cold just like stormy weather
She's my gift from the Lord or a fiend from hell

That's my baby
She can be all four seasons in one day

Watching the weatherman's been no good at all
Winter, spring, summer, I'm bound for a fall
No long term predictions for my baby
She can be all four seasons in one day

How will I know?
How can I tell?
Which side of the bed she takes when the day begins
She can be kind
She can be cruel
She's got me guessing like a game show fool

If it's a sunny day I take my umbrella
Just in case the raindrops start to fall
You could say that I'm just a cautious fellow
I don't want to be caught in a sudden squall

That's my baby
She can be all four seasons in one day
That's my baby
She can be all four seasons in one day


Re: baby daughter
Posted by: Linda (---.cache.pol.co.uk)
Date: October 29, 2003 05:33PM

Keep looking, I can't find it in my copy of the complete poems.


Re: baby daughter
Posted by: ilza (200.162.245.---)
Date: October 29, 2003 09:25PM

a couple of years from now ...

text by Alan Beck circa 1954
.
What is a Little Girl?

Little girls are the nicest things that happen to people. They are born with a little bit of angel shine about them and though it wears thin sometimes, there is always enough left to lasso your heart.

A little girl can be sweeter, and badder, oftener than anyone else in the world. A girl is innocence playing in the mud, beauty standing on its head, and Motherhood dragging a doll by the foot.

Girls are available in five colors -- black, white, red, yellow or brown...yet Mother Nature always manages to select your favorite color when you place your order.

God borrows from many creatures to make a little girl. He uses a song of a bird, the stubbornness of a mule, the slyness of a fox, the softness of a kitten and, to top it all off, He adds the mysterious mind of a woman.

A little girl likes new shoes, party dresses, small animals, dolls, make-believe, dancing lessons, ice cream and tea parties. She is loudest when you are thinking, the prettiest when she provokes you, the quietest when you want to show her off and the most flirtatious when she absolutely must not get the best of you again.

Who else can cause you more grief, joy, irritation, satisfaction, embarrassment and genuine delight than this combination of Eve, Salome and Florence Nightingale?

Just when your patience is ready to crack, when your dreams tumble down and the whole world is a mess she can make you a king when she climbs on your knee and whispers, "I love you best of all."


Re: baby daughter
Posted by: marian2 (---.in-addr.btopenworld.com)
Date: October 30, 2003 03:33AM

Imperious wool-booted sage
Tho' your years as men reckon are Three
You are wiser then ten times your age,
And your faithfullest servants are we.

Oh fluffy Philosopher small
You can't read our rhymes it is true,
For dinner and play are your All
And Creation is - you!

You cry for the moon - and you get it!
You laugh and our spirits have mirth,
And the least of your orders we set it
O'er everything else upon earth.

We know we are older - we may be
Mor wise than yourself, O my sweet
But today you are Queen of us Baby
And we come with our gifts at your feet.

Written by Kipling about 1888 for a specfic child he found enchanting, and enclosed in a letter, from what I remember.


Re: baby daughter
Posted by: Linda (---.cache.pol.co.uk)
Date: October 30, 2003 02:31PM

Thank you, I'll print off a copy and store it in the book.


Re: baby daughter
Posted by: rikki (---.mas.optusnet.com.au)
Date: October 30, 2003 07:10PM

My Baby Has No Name Yet

My baby has no name yet;
like a new-born chick or a puppy,
my baby is not named yet.

What numberless texts I examined
at dawn and night and evening over again!
But not one character did I find
which is as lovely as the child.

Starry field of the sky,
or heap of pearls in the depth.
Where can the name be found, how can I?

My baby has no name yet;
like an unnamed bluebird or white flowers
from the farthest land for the first,
I have no name for this baby of ours.

Kim Nam-jo
(trans from Korean by Ko Won)


Re: baby daughter
Posted by: Serene (62.39.223.---)
Date: November 07, 2003 05:51AM

Anybody know the tiltle of this poetry? Thanks.


Re: baby daughter
Posted by: Serene (62.39.223.---)
Date: November 07, 2003 05:54AM

Anybody know the tiltle of the poetry sent in by marian 2, the one by Kipling?


Re: baby daughter
Posted by: StephenFryer (---.bbd04tcl.dsl.pol.co.uk)
Date: November 07, 2003 06:08AM

I'm not sure it has a title: you can read about it here, though:

[www.theatlantic.com] />

Stephen




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